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Man Utd injury news: Solskjaer provides Rashford hope after positive scan

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provided an update about Marcus Rashford’s back injury.

The Manchester United forward is expected to make his return from a back injury late this season, manager Solskjaer said.

Rashford has 19 goals to his name this season but has been sidelined since mid-January due to the injury.

Whispers doing the rounds suggested that Rashford could miss the rest of the season, as well as the European Championships, so this news will be a boost for United and England.

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“The scan came back quite positive,” Solskjaer said at his press conference (via GOAL).

“But we will give him the time he needs. He’s desperate to come back, of course, but it’ll be another couple of months before we see him, probably.

“We can’t rush it, but when he is fit he will be stronger for it so when he comes back it’s going to be a big boost for us.”

United have a great chance this season if they can stay in the hunt for top four, Europa League and the FA Cup until Rashford returns.

We are currently fifth in the league, in the FA Cup fifth round and Europa League last-16.

And Solskjaer added that Rashford was eager to return as United chase some silverware this season.

“He’s around the place, in the dressing room before games, at half-time. He wants the boys to do well so he can come back and play in the Europa League, the FA Cup final,” he said.

“He wants to be there when the business end comes.”

It’s great to see hear that Rashford has stuck around despite his injury. You wouldn’t get that sort of loyalty from Paul Pogba.

According to ex-United striker Louis Saha, Rashford will have “extra motivation” to succeed when he returns to action following his long-term injury lay off (the longest of his career to date).

“Motivation increases when you have had a bad year or a setback, that’s what happened to me. I was watching them playing instead of me, scoring goals instead of me. It’s a similar situation when a new striker arrives and you have more competition, you get extra motivation,” Saha told the Manchester Evening News.

“I feel like Rashford will try to look how he can improve and score goals that are even more important for this club. I have no doubt that if he keeps the mentality that he has shown throughout the last few games he will be even stronger, mentally and physically.

“He is young and all those things can be used as motivation. He needs to take this as an opportunity to learn his game and understand what he can copy from his teammates and what he can do to get even better.”

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